The Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Various Dietary Phytochemicals

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Phytochemicals and Human Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 November 2024 | Viewed by 350

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Errachidia, Morocco
Interests: chemoprevention by natural products; antioxidants; anti-inflammatory compounds; cholesterol metabolism; natural products biosynthesis; phytochemistry; hyphenated chromatographic techniques; hemisynthesis; nuclear magnetic resonance; mass spectrometry
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Co-Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ibn Zohr University, Laayoune 70000, Morocco
Interests: natural products; chemical characterization; biological activities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds found in plants. These include terpenoids, betalains, glucosinolates, alkaloids, and polyphenolics such as stilbenes, tannins, flavonoids, quinones, and anthocyanins, among many others. Nowadays, phytochemicals represent an active field of drug development with unique biological effects against a wide range of ailments, including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular dysfunction, inflammatory diseases, and aging. Phytochemicals demonstrate considerable diversification in signal transduction, cellular events, and gene expressions with the regulatory activity of cell metabolism. To date, several compounds have already entered preclinical/clinical trials based on in vivo efficacy models. Phytochemicals may also influence epigenetic factors and modify drug interactions, which are used in therapy as well as prevention. Therefore, adopting a nutrient-rich, diverse diet as a proactive strategy may support a strong immune system and help prevent ailments associated with oxidative stress and inflammation.

To help promote high-quality, significant, and conceptual research, we welcome submissions from frontline researchers all over the world. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the evaluation of known and new promising phytochemicals for the development of effective therapeutic agents, as well as the elucidation of their complex mechanism of action. Studies on t chemical characterization of phytochemicals coupled with their bioactivity and bioavailability, their nutritional and microbial metabolism aspects, along with papers focusing on drug–phytochemical interactions are also welcome.

Dr. Farid Khallouki
Dr. Mohammed Bourhia
Guest Editors

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  • phytochemicals
  • nutritional effects
  • biological effects
  • structure–activity relationship
  • bioavailability
  • antiinflammatory and antioxidant agents

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